Effective date: February 3, 2012
Last updated: June 16, 2010
Application: All workers eligible under Section 79 for the clothing allowance on and after the effective date.
Policy subject: Allowance and expenses
To establish guidelines for providing clothing allowances for eligible workers under The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013.
Section 79 of The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013 (the “Act”) states that the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) may pay a worker an allowance in any amount that the WCB considers appropriate for the replacement or repair of clothing worn or damaged by reason of the worker wearing an artificial limb or appliance supplied by the WCB with respect of the worker’s injury and to provide for personal care required as a result of their injury.
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